Tag Archives: Bunker Hill

L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Holiday Shopping Guide: ‘Bunker Hill Los Angeles’

Time to start the Daily Mirror’s holiday gift suggestions and there’s no better way to begin than with “Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir” by my Crime Buddy Nathan Marsak, published by Angel City Press ($40). The … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Nathan Marsak Discusses Bunker Hill With Mary Mallory and Brian Judd

My old Crime Buddy Nathan Marsak has written a book on Bunker Hill in his informed yet freewheeling style and will be appearing Wednesday at 7 p.m. PST in a virtual event hosted by Hollywood Heritage in its “Evening @ … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 20th Annual Hollywood Film Noir Festival Salutes L.A.

Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake in “The Blue Dahlia,” which launched the festival.  Dark dives, shady dames, and sleazy P.I.s populate the sordid underbelly of the sunny City of the Angels in Noir City: Hollywood, the Film Noir Foundation’s 20th … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Los Angeles – the St. Angelo

Grand and Temple via Google Street View. In the Dec. 16, 1935, installment of Rediscovering Los Angeles, Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit the St. Angelo, on “Grand Avenue just off Temple Street on the northern slope … Continue reading

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Cruising Bunker Hill, 1940s

Writing for On Bunker Hill, my crime buddy Nathan Marsak has done a breakdown of shots in a 6-minute film that turned up at archive.org. The footage was apparently filmed as background for an unidentified movie. Let’s see if we … Continue reading

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June 28, 1958

Is there oil under Bunker Hill? What an interesting idea, especially now.     

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June 21, 1908

  nteresting things from The Times Real Estate Section: The changing face of downtown Los Angeles (shout-out to my pals at onbunkerhill.org) and a proposed luxury hotel for Hollywood that I don't believe was built. This postcard at left gives … Continue reading

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April 28, 1958

By Keith ThursbyTimes Staff Writer  It seems like such a small thing now. The Dodgers announced a deal with Channel 11 to televise eight games against the Giants in San Francisco. Back in 1958, of course, there weren’t baseball games … Continue reading

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April 23, 1958

Above, Bunker Hill as envisioned, with 5th Street and Figueroa in the upper left corner. Below, Bunker Hill, as grabbed from Google Earth, with 5th and Figueroa in the upper left corner. Note how much the two images resemble one … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Feb. 6, 1958 It isn’t customary for a fireman to play policeman but William L. Smith of Rescue Co. 3 decided recently that something had to be done about whoever pulled 30 fire alarm boxes in the Bunker Hill area … Continue reading

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John Fante file

March 5, 1980 Page 1 Page 2

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